Amy Drayton, PhD

Pediatric Feeding DisordersAmy Drayton, PhD
Munroe-Meyer Institute
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450

Phone: 402-559-5950

Professional Summary

Amy Drayton, PhD, is the Director of the Department of Pediatric Feeding Disorders and an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI). She completed her pre-doctoral internship in Behavioral Pediatrics and Applied Behavior Analysis at MMI and a post-doctoral fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at the University of Michigan. Before she was recruited back to MMI, Dr. Drayton was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School and started an interdisciplinary feeding program at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor that served children from infancy to young adulthood. Her research on the effectiveness of behavioral feeding intervention, cost-effectiveness of intensive treatment for feeding disorders, and prevention of feeding disorders in high-risk infants has been funded by foundation and government grants. She is a passionate advocate for access to high-quality care for children and families from all backgrounds. Dr. Drayton worked with private insurers and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to expand coverage for intensive feeding services in Michigan and has been recognized by parents and peers for her commitment to patient- and family-centered care. She supports the athletes in Special Olympics by volunteering at health screenings and sporting events.


PhD, Eastern Michigan University - Ypsilanti, MI, 2010
MS, Eastern Michigan University - Ypsilanti, MI, 2006
BS, North Dakota State University - Fargo, ND, 2002


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